# bilinear

### adjective

1. linear with respect to each of two variables or positions

Similar word(s): additive, linear

#### Sentences with bilinear as an adjective:

*- The function f(x,y)=xy is bilinear, because f(ax+bu,y)=a·f(x,y)+b·f(u,y) and f(x,ay+bv)=a⋅f(x,y)+b·f(x,v) for all values.*

*- bilinear isotropic hardening*

### noun

1. (mathematics) A bilinear function